March 18, 2016 (Volume 24) **Spring Break Edition**

Opportunities & Resources

  • SENIORS! Your student email will cease to exist soon - here's how to prepare
  • MAKE IT! Contest
  • GOT TALENT Competition - request an audition by mid-April!
  • Jobs - Jobs - Jobs!

Summer Experiences/Opportunities

College Happenings

  • College Visits
  • College Fairs/Events Throughout the Metro & Beyond

Financial Aid & FAFSA

  • FSA ID
  • FAFSA Process and Link

Scholarship Information

  • The Scholarship "MASTER"
  • Scholarships with Mar./Apr. Deadlines & "JUST-IN's"


  • SAT
  • ACT


R7 March Character Trait: Honesty

"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." ~Thomas Jefferson


Link to the Guidance website

Seniors! Don't forget!

Lee's Summit R-7 Senior Class,

As you begin to count down the days toward graduation, we would like to give you notice about your school email and Google Drive account. Your account will remain active through June 2016, however if you are communicating with colleges, places of employment, the military, etc. you need to make arrangements to move material to a personal account upon graduation.

There is no action needed at this time. We simply want to begin to remind you that you will only have a small window of time upon graduation to transfer any documents out to another Google account or download files that you want to save to your own personal computer.

This video will show you two options available to you for getting items out of your LSR7Google Drive. Please try to do this within 30 days of graduation.

If you have been using the email account to communicate with colleges or other entities about your career plans, please begin notifying these entities and giving them an updated email address. Gmail addresses are available at no cost, so if you do not have a personal email account, you should consider getting one at this time.

The technology department wishes you the best as you graduate from the Lee's Summit R-7 School District.

*Contest* MAKE IT!

Avila University Film & Digital Media is sponsoring this high school film/video contest.
  • Deadline: Mar. 25, 2016
  • Prizes include (2) HD Digital Camcorders + more
  • Rules:
  1. Music Video, Narrative, Documentary, Animation
  2. 1-10 mins. in length
  3. Original Material of from the Public Domain
  4. You may submit more than one project

Additional details:

GOT TALENT Competition

Auditions to be held April 21 for Kansas City's premier youth talent competition.

Winner to Receive $5,000 Scholarship! Sign up here to audition.

Auditions are open to Kansas City metro youth, ages 18 and younger. All types of talent are welcomed. Producers will select the top 20 acts to perform for the $5000 Grand Prize Scholarship and the $500 Crowd Pleaser Scholarship on June 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Lee's Summit High School Performing Arts Center. More information is available at

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Jobs Available @ Paradise Park

Summer Employment @ Billy Goat

**Flyers with additional information/links are available in Guidance

  • Must be at least 17 yrs. old
  • Possess mechanical aptitude
  • Full time = Mon-Thurs, 6:00a -4:30p (no nights/weekends)
  • $10.50/hr.
  • Applications due by Mar. 24, 2016

VECTOR Marketing is Hiring

Summer work available for students 17 years of age or older. Training provided. Gain valuable business experience in customer sales and service that can be beneficial to a future resume. Excellent starting pay, not based on sales. Vector also awards over $100,000 in collegiate scholarships annually.

Contact the Johnson County office at 913/906-8022 between the hours of 9a - 6p, if interested.


Link to College Fairs & Events (including Summer Opportunities)

Summer Experience Deadlines Approaching Quickly!

Check out the LSN Guidance website, by clicking on the button above, which contains a listing of ALL summer experiences that have been shared with us thus far.

KU Pre-Med Summer Program Applications Available NOW
  • Deadline to apply: Mar. 31, 2016
  • Stipend available to cover classes and meals
  • 6-week summer program on the KU Medical Center campus
  • Designed for incoming college freshman (at any university) to take core classes needed for Pre-Med

Link to ALL events & opportunities

College Visits - Spring 2016

Please sign up in advance via the link below. Be sure to note the date/time in your planner!! All visits are held in Studio 2006 (LMC), unless otherwise indicated.
  • Washburn Univ.: T, 3/29 @ 1p (go to Guidance)
  • College of the Ozarks: W, 3/30 @ 9a in the Think Tank
  • Northwest Missouri State Univ.: W, 3/30 @ 10:15a
  • Lindenwood Univ.: W, 3/30 @ 1p in the Think Tank
  • Univ. of Iowa: M, 4/4 @ 1p in the Think Tank

Women of Color Leadership Conference *SAVE THE DATE*

Thursday, March 24th, 8am

5100 Cherry Street

Kansas City, MO

Save the date for the 2016 Women of Color Leadership Conference: High School Collegiate Connection! (Updates will be made as soon as they are available.)

To be considered for this field trip, see Ms. Gray in Guidance.

Automotive Experience

Friday, April 15th, 8am-2pm

500 Southwest Longview Park Drive

Lee's Summit, MO

This event is designed to "rev up" your interest in the automotive industry. Join us to discover degree and career options, highlights of our competitive internships with GM & Ford and for interactive activities and demonstrations in our automotive technology labs.


State Tech Junior Preview Day

Friday, April 15th, 8am

One Technology Drive

Linn, MO

Prospective students will get to tour campus, enjoy a free lunch, and learn about State Tech programs and opportunities. We will also be giving away a State Tech tuition Waiver to one lucky student. Encourage your JUNIORS to attend and get a jumpstart on the admissions process.

RSVP by APRIL 8th @

K-State University All University Open House

Saturday, April 16th, 8am

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, United States

Manhattan, KS


Link to Financial Aid & Scholarship webpage


Link to the Financial Aid & Scholarship webpage

The Scholarship MASTER

I'm so excited to see so many of you utilizing this tool! We are working diligently to update it regularly and to make it as user-friendly as possible. As always, if you have suggestions and/or questions, feel free to email me anytime:

Scholarship searches do take a considerable amount of time but can pay off big-time in the long run. I challenge you to make this your "8th class", starting as early as your Sophomore year all the way through your final semester in college. Consider dedicating a minimum of two hours per week to your search. This way, you can break it into manageable chunks and get familiar with the process early on, easing the stress of last minute searching. Statistics show that, on average, you will earn one scholarship out of every 10 applications. Ready....and.... GO!

Rita Kramer/Prairie View Elementary Scholarship

*See Ms. Keltner in Guidance for the application

  • Deadline: Mar. 29, 2016
  • $500
  • Must have attended Prairie View Elementary

LSN Booster Club

*See Ms. Keltner in Guidance for an application

  • Deadline: Mar. 30, 2016
  • Student's family must be a member of the LSN Athletic Booster Club
  • 2.5+ GPA

Hawthorn Bank Scholarship
  • Deadline: Mar. 31, 2016
  • Min. 3.0 GPA
  • HS Senior
  • Majoring in Business or Finance
  • Bank affiliation not required to apply

Jackson County Farm Bureau

*See Ms. Keltner in Guidance for application

  • Deadline: March 31, 2016
  • HS Senior
  • Open to Jackson County residents

My Parent is a LS-MSTA Member Scholarship

*See Ms. Keltner in Guidance for application

  • Deadline: Mar. 31, 2016
  • $500
  • HS Senior
  • Parent must be an active LS-MSTA member

Lighthouse Guild Vision & Health

  • Deadline: Mar. 31, 2016
  • Proof of legal blindness
  • Two personal statements for college-bound applicants

North American Savings Bank (NASB)

Click here to open application
  • Deadline: Mar. 31, 2016
  • Min. 3.0 GPA
  • HS Senior
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Cannot be an employee or a relative of an NASB employee

Hazel Grove PTA Scholarship

Click here for the application; it must be completed & returned to Ms. Keltner in Guidance
  • Deadline: Apr. 1, 2016
  • Min. 3.0 GPA
  • HS Senior
  • Must have attended Hazel Grove Elementary

Underwood Elementary Scholarship

*See Ms. Keltner in Guidance for application

  • Deadline: Apr. 1, 2016
  • $200
  • Min. 3.0 GPA (Cumulative)
  • HS Seniors who previously attended Underwood Elementary

Lee's Summit Downtown Rotary Scholarship

*See Ms. Keltner in Guidance for an application

  • Deadline: Apr. 6, 2016
  • $500
  • Min. 3.0 GPA
  • HS Senior (from LSHS, LSW, LSN or Summit Christian Academy)
  • Committee is interested in the candidate's strength in: community service, leadership, attendance, work/volunteer experience, and extracurricular activities

LSN Music Parents

*See Ms. Keltner in Guidance for an application

  • Deadline: Apr. 6, 2016
  • Min. 3.0 GPA
  • LSN Senior, who has completed at least 2 yrs. of music courses (at least one of those during senior year in symphonic band, symphony orchestra, and/or concert choir)
  • Pursuing a bachelor's degree in Music

Lee's Summit Optimist Club

*See Ms. Keltner in Guidance for an application

  • Deadline: Apr. 8, 2016
  • $1,000
  • Financial need heavily considered

Rotary Club of Lee's Summit

Application available at: For candidacy consideration, all scholarship materials, including the application, must be submitted to Ms. Keltner in Guidance.
  • Deadline: Apr. 8, 2016
  • $1,000
  • HS Senior planning to attend MCC (any campus; part-time students eligible)

Link to Testing webpage

New SAT March 2016!

See all of the details in one document by clicking on the link below. Or you can visit these separate links:


(Test Date / Registration Date / Late Registration Date ($25 late fee)

April 9 / March 4 / March 5-18

June 11 / May 6 / May 7-20

See below for LSN Prep Course Info!


Link to Guidance website

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Rebecca Seitz (A-D) 986-3036

Robin Gray (E-La) 986-3020

Laura Hillbrand (Le-R) 986-3018

Shelley McCain (S-Z) 986-3021

Tina Faulker (Social Worker) 986-3003

Karla Barnhill (Registrar) 986-3017

Valerie Meuschke (Admin. Asst.) 986-3003

J. Keltner (College & Scholarship Coor.) 986-3051

Harris Deutsch (ReDiscover) 986-3087